XFactor 2013 results: Luke Friend vows to continue music career

X Factor 2013 third place finisher Luke Friend has said he was always the underdog on the show.

Luke was eliminated in tonight's X Factor 2013 results, leaving Nicholas McDonald and Sam Bailey to go on to battle it out on tomorrow night's final.

Speaking on the X Factor this evening after his exit, Luke told host Dermot O'Leary: "I know some people thought I was the underdog - but I got here [to the last but one show]. And this is absolutely amazing.

"I want to keep writing music and do something I love. And I want to write music for you guys!"

Luke's Mentor and judge Louis Walsh added: "He's got something unique and he's going to have an amazing career. Watch this space!"

Later on The X Factor, Louis gushed: “I hate to see him going but watch him. He is going to have an amazing career.

“He has everything, he is a really nice guy, he was a dream to work with. He’s a little star.”

Sharon Osbourne added: "He is going to be just fine and it’s amazing because people that come second and third in this contest go on to do amazingly well."

The X Factor 2013 final continues tonight on ITV from 7:30PM, featuring performances from Gary Barlow, Elton John, Katy Perry and One Direction.

Browse pictures of Saturday's X Factor 2013 final performances below...

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